Auckland nurses and midwives are being offered a $500 bonus for every night shift they work, NZ Herald reports, to help hospitals combat severe staffing shortages amid Omicron. With hundreds of hospital staff off sick, executive leadership teams had been forced to work in emergency departments, making beds, answering call-bells and clearing empty linen ships. Nurses Society of New Zealand director David Wills said the added $500 was a significant bonus which showed how desperate they were for staff.

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